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From Outside The Rope where our intrepid reporter gives us his musing’s and inside knowledge on the weeks best action.

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A Winning Double Act

A Winning Double Act. Merrion won the Bob Kerr Cup for only the second time in their long history on Saturday last and we congratulate them on this great achievement. However The Hills were not in the mood to be generous to the national champions when the Milverton men made the trip to Anglesea Road …

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Give Them An Inch

One of the most important pieces of equipment in a vineyard is the vehicle used to transport the grapes from the vine to the press. The journey from Milverton to B’ruddery appears to have interfered with the mechanism of this conveyance to the extent that even the experienced, master viniculturists seemed to be almost incapable …

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The One that Got Away

Dull! Saturday was a dull day, the sun threatened to shine earlier in the day but it flattered to deceive.  The lack of sunshine was exacerbated by a thin, lazy breeze, happy to go through a fella rather than go round him. To add to this discomfort, there was precious little in the cricket to …

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Max Headroom

  Is it Maxwell, Maximus, Maximillian? At last we know the answer to the oft asked question; Sorensen’s complete forename is Maximum. The big man put behind him his recent gastrointestinal problems and his intercostal and abdominal tears and strains to provide the sun-drenched crowd at The Vineyard with a scintillating performance with ball and …

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A Lost Weekend II: The Walking Wounded.

  It was a huge weekend for The Hills 1st XI, a trip away to the rejuvenated Phoenix on Saturday followed by the visit of CIYMS to The Vineyard on Sunday. The fact that at least five of their players were either carrying or recovering from injuries weighed heavily on the minds of the side. …

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A Lost Weekend (And not even in a hotel in Amsterdam)

For a variety of reasons I was unable to attend at the cricketing activities in The Vineyard last weekend. However, I have beside me the scorecards from the matches on both Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday’s 5 run loss to Leinster CC was galling but excrement occurs. It appears that, notwithstanding a fine century partnership between …

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Railway Blues

This could prove to be a testing term for Railway Union Cricket Club for, on Saturday’s showing, they will be depending on their own version of Captain Fantastic to ensure their survival in Division 1. That the fourth highest score on the home side’s card was the twelve wides contributed by The Hills and the …

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A very Civil Service

The lads from Stormont will be offering up prayers, lighting candles, and making sacrifices on the altars of the cricket gods lest they be drawn against The Hills in next year’s edition of the Irish Senior Cup. For the second year in a row CSNI travelled to The Vineyard in the hope of progressing to …

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It’s tempting to slather on a coating of “Great Danes” and “Viking invasions” but I’ll resist the urge. We’ll come to that later. The visitors lost the toss and were put in to bat on a batsman’s dream of a wicket, a wicket which had yielded 600 runs on the previous Sunday when Lightning took …

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